Blog Topic

Land Use & Transportation

Coal Exports: Unfair Market Value

By ignoring exports, BLM underprices federal coal.

Highest and Best Use…Or Not.

When NOT improving property is highly profitable.

A Downtown School Just Dropped in Seattle’s Lap

For free (maybe). Will the school district take it on?

Seattle Sets Ride-Service Companies Free

The city council's about-face is a win for Lyft, uberX, consumers.

Are You Planning to Have Kids? (Part 1)

Why downtown Vancouver BC has nearly 5 times more kids than Seattle, and 9 times more than Portland.

Seattle’s $28 Million Hole

4th Ave and Cherry construction crater nears 10-year milestone.

Loving Las Vegas

Fan mail for Rebecca Solnit.

The Ingredients for Pro-Kid Cities

A Q and A on how to build dense, family-friendly neighborhoods.

Land Speculation 101

Use a land-value tax to curb speculative excess.

Murray Compromise Lifts Seattle Rideshare Caps

Lyft and UberX win big in the proposed agreement.